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Jean Pio

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Jean Pio

Nekoosa - Jean E. Pio age 90 of Nekoosa, WI, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Nekoosa Court.

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Pastor Jack Austin will officiate. A memorial visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until the time of service. Burial will take place at Burlington Cemetery in Burlington, MI. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home of Nekoosa, WI is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

Jean was born April 8, 1928 in Battle Creek, MI to Harley and Mary (Fisk) Simmons. She married Bernard Pio on September 9, 1950 in Battle Creek, MI. He died November 3, 2016.

Jean was a graduate of the Mercy College School of Nursing in Detroit. She was a registered nurse at Lila Hospital in Battle Creek, MI for 5 years, Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards, WI for 2 years and at Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids, WI for 24 years, retiring in January of 1985. Jean was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her interests included knitting.

She is survived by seven children, Larry (Sue) Pio of Portage, MI, Sally (Terry) Fait of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Gary (Jan) Pio of Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Terry (Peggy) Pio of Hermiston, OR, Barry (Stacy) Pio of Nekoosa, WI, Jerry (Cyndi) Pio of Grandville, MI, and Ronnie (Donna) Pio of Georgetown, KY; her grandchildren, Tara (Gary) Arno, Kristen (Derek) Johnson, Julie (Todd) Sweat, Matthew (Amanda) Fait, Andrew (Jamie) Fait, Anton Fait, Gregory (Tonia) Pio, Douglas (Aleshia) Pio, Ryan (Nicole) Pio, Jeremy Pio, Stephanie (Ryan) Delo, Brandon Pio, Cassandra (Matt) Stoflet, Alexandra Pio, Crystal (Kyle) Bissell, Joel Pio, Andrew (Sarah) Pio, Zachary (Stephanie) Pio, Lindsey (Brian) Knutson, and John Pio; 23 great grandchildren; one great great grandson; her brother Kenneth Simmons of Burlington, CO; brother in law Dale Lammers of Michigan; sisters in law Marilyn Simmons and Marilyn Sherrick and many nieces and nephews.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband; baby daughter Vicki; her parents; her brothers Harley Simmons and Dennis (Alice) Simmons; sister Katie Lammers; and sister in law Meri Simmons.

The Pio Family would like to thank the staffs of Nekoosa Court and Heartland Hospice for the great care and love given to Jean.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on June 11, 2018
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